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7/28/11 8:25 P

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Welcome and good luck!!! This is a great time for you to start working on this....good job!!!

The Lord doesn't expect us to work harder than we are able. He doesn't (nor should we) compare our efforts to those of others. Our Heavenly Father asks only that we do the best we can - that we work according to to our full capacity, however great or however small that may be.


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7/28/11 6:45 P

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I am so worth this!!
Nothing tastes as good as thinner feels!!
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A woman is like a tea bag, You never know how strong she is until she's in hot water..... Eleanor Roosevelt

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to Dance in the rain..... Saeeda


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7/28/11 12:07 P

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Welcome to the group. My last fasting blood glucose was 124, so the doctor is going to order another FBS and the A1c test for mid-August, 6 weeks after my last one. I'm also hypothyroid and had my dose of synthroid changed, so that's why I have to wait 6 weeks instead of 1 month for the retest.

Depending on the results, I may be pre-diabetic, but I decided to get proactive and learn about this condition as soon as possible. I went to the library to get some books, then decided to purchase a couple of them from Amazon.com. The ones I'm currently reading are:

"Prediabetes for Dummies" by Alan L. Rubin, MD;

"Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes" by Gretchen Scalpi, RD, CDN, CDE - certified diabetes educator (included 200 recipes);

"What do I Eat Now?" A Step-by-Step Guide to Eating Right with Type 2 Diabetes, by Patti B. Geil, MS, RD, FADA, CDE & Tami A. Ross, RD, LD, CDE - published by the American Diabetes Association;

"The Official Pocket Guide to Diabetic Exchanges" - The American Diabetes Association.

They are all very informative and easy reads.

Good luck!

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7/28/11 11:42 A

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Hi and welcome best of luck in meeting all your goals. Good goals walking and tracking food is important.

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7/28/11 8:51 A

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Like all of you I am on this journey to become healthier. My doctor sent me to diabetic counseling because I am pre-diabetic and I need to halt this in its tracks. I have been trying to lose weight - but not really dedicating myself to it because I let other things get in the way. SO....it happens now and tracking my food on the nutrition tracker and exercising everyday are the two things that will be my priority. I have been tracking about a week and already had a revelation - I had a day that my calorie intake was fairly low - the next day was a disaster..eating all the time and unhealthy choices. Good luck to you all..we can do this!!!

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